The Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeks an experienced, dynamic, strategic, and collaborative Director of Admissions and Enrollment Services. The Director, reporting directly to the Dean of the Graduate School of Education, is responsible for developing and recommending to the Dean a strategic plan for admissions and enrollment management that takes into consideration national and regional trends in the field as well as the unique characteristics of a top ranked, research intensive graduate school of education. The Director implements this plan through annual goals and objectives based on specific enrollment targets, leading the Admissions staff, and working collaboratively with the Director of Financial Aid, GSE faculty, the Director of Assessment, Marketing and Communications, the GSE Leadership Team, and the University Graduate and Adult Admissions Committee. The Director promotes an energetic, team approach to enrollment management, is a self-starter and innovative, and utilizes and analyzes data to make strategic decisions in pursuit of enrollment goals. This is an exempt, salaried, and benefited 12-month, full-time administrative position.
• Works with the Director of Assessment and University Marketing to develop data-driven, targeted recruitment efforts.
• Plans and executes on- and off- campus recruitment events, including events targeted toward international students.
• Develops new institutional partnerships and establishes critical links for new enrollment markets.
• Conducts group information sessions both in person and on-line, as well as provides individual admissions counseling.
• Supervises a permanent professional and clerical staff of three as well as graduate students, and alumni volunteers.
• Manages all hiring and recruitment processes for the Admissions Office.
• Provides training on admissions counseling to staff and volunteers and also provides individual admissions counseling.
• Manages office budget, and reports progress on annual office goals, enrollment targets.
• Oversees the review and selection of applications consistent with school policy and state policy.
• Oversees the timely production of enrollment data reports required by the University, state and federal governments, and U.S. News and World report.
• A minimum of 5-8 years of progressively responsible admissions experience, preferably at the graduate or professional school level;
• A master’s degree in related field (preferred) or bachelor’s degree with significant post-secondary enrollment experience;
• A commitment to diversity and inclusion and experience working in a diverse environment;
• Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
• A customer service orientation;
• Excellent problem solving skills;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Event and project management experience;
• Experience in public speaking; and
• Facility with computer software packages, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive to some college and career fairs and make individual school visits.
• Some evening events and limited overnight and weekend travel required.
• Experience supervising professional and clerical staff and budget management;
• Experience in hiring personnel, as needed, for enrollment management services;
• Understanding of the full enrollment management cycle at the graduate or professional level;
• Experience in all facets of the admissions process, including the lead field, prospect development, recruitment/yield analysis and strategies, the admissions cycle, institutional aid leveraging and enrollment projections;
• Knowledge of Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Software such as Banner, SLATE, Hobsons, etc.
How to apply:
Please submit a letter of application describing background and experience related to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; a current resume; and the names and contact information of at least three relevant references, including their position/relationship to you, name, email address, and phone number to: email@example.com. Only online applications accepted.
In compliance with Fordham University policy, before a final offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.
Application deadline: We will begin to review applications July 1 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
University and Graduate School of Education
Fordham, the Jesuit University of New York City, was founded in 1841 and is currently comprised of over 15,000 students across 10 undergraduate and graduate schools. The private University has two main campuses in New York City (Manhattan and the Bronx), a campus in Westchester County, NY, a center in London and a biological field station in Armonk, NY. The University holds the Carnegie designation as a Research Intensive University (high research activity) based on the number of doctoral degrees awarded, research staff, and research expenditures.
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is located in mid-town Manhattan, next to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in New York City. The school offers Master’s and Doctoral degrees and Advanced Certificates, leading to professional certification, as well as a myriad of professional development services to the Greater New York metropolitan area. Programs are offered face to face, online, and through our learning partners 2U. Fordham’s Graduate School of Education is ranked 39th in the nation among Education Schools by the U. S. News and World Report. The school is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA); the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council, Masters in Counseling Accreditation Committee (MCAC). The GSE is comprised of three primary divisions: Curriculum & Teaching, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Psychological and Educational Services. For more information about the school go to www.fordham.edu/gse.